Starting a Private School in Iowa

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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Iowa State Regulations

General Regulations

Iowa State
  • Registration and licensing are not required, but schools must be accredited by the state or by an approved accrediting agency.

  • Nonpublic schools must appoint an advisory committee to assist in guiding the school.

  • The Iowa Department of Education has assembled a page of detailed requirements for private schools.

  • The US Office of Innovation & Improvement has assembled a summary of regulations for private schools operating in Iowa.

  • Homeschooling can be provided by a licensed professional or as part of a free private instruction program enrolling no more than 4 students.

  • The Iowa DOE has no published requirements for school insurance -- consult a professional for guidance in this area.

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